Nature Caught in the Crosshairs at Oregon Militia Standoff

A year after Cliven Bundy’s famous face off with feds, self-styled “Patriots” are refusing to bend to the BLM’s environmental regulations.

A scene from the BLM standoff with Cliven Bundy

It’s been a year since a big-bellied, nap-taking, and explicitly racist Nevada rancher named Cliven Bundy incited an armed standoff against the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in southern Nevada. Bundy backlogged $1 million in unpaid grazing fees owed to the BLM (more than all other ranchers combined) for releasing way too many cattle on 578,000 acres of precious public land that’s also the habitat for the endangered desert tortoise. This anniversary is important because the legacy of that confrontation has not been forgotten in the sprawling and unpeopled wild areas blanketing the west. Now, at a gold mine in Oregon, another right-wing group is taking a stand against the BLM, its authority, and its regulations, environmental and otherwise.

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Owls Dancing For A GoPro Will Make Your Monday 100% Better

Heed The Call Of The Wild With These Pop-And-Locking Owls

Good use of a GoPro, or possibly the best? Recently Wildlife photographer Megan Lorenz used a strategically placed camera to catch these delightful burrowing owls as they emerged from her front yard for a quick dance routine. We can all learn a thing or two from this owl pair's swag.

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